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this is a list of all the bikes i have had over the years: 1977 kawasaki kz650, 2001 yamaha vstar 650, 1984 honda magna 750, 1981 yamaha xv920 virago, 1974 harley sportster, 1967 honda 305 hawk, 2001 yamaha virago 250, 2004 suzuki katana 750, 2009 yamaha zuma 125, 2009 honda rebel 250, (and now) 2009 kawasaki vulcan 500 ltd.


list all the bikes you guys have owned over the years.


Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:29 am
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My stable keeps growing. I can't seem to part with them. I have a 2000 Suzuki GZ250, '94 Vulcan 500, and an '06 Vulcan 500. Because one vulcan 500 isn't enuff! :)

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i hear ya. i thought about buying the gz250 awhile back, but my wife wont ride on what she calls "little bikes". thats why she would never ride the honda rebel 250 i had. and i love to have her ride with me, so that had to go. i wish she would ride herself, then i would have an excuse to buy an older vulcan 500 like you got. but she prefers to ride behind me, guess i cant blame her. i do all the work, and she gets to enjoy the ride. :lol:


Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:12 pm
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OK, here's my list:

- daelim 125
- hyosung aquila 250
- suzuki GSX 1200
- kawa versys (this is my wife's bike now)
- and I also own an oldtimer, '82 suzuki GSX 400L (the beautiful little thing below)

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Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:14 pm
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kawboyCAFE wrote:
i do all the work, and she gets to enjoy the ride.

ROF :lol:

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i didnt exactly mean it that way, but i guess thats true too. not that i mind that one anyway. :D


Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:46 pm
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Hey Jablonsky, that Suzuki 400 is awesome! Cool bike, nice lines!


Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:16 am
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Thanks. All my bikes have names and ZVIZ is the name of this one. Rides like a dream. Found it in classifieds back in 2007 and kept drooling till my wife said: "Go and buy the bloody thing." If you served the Army you know that you should NEVER discuss direct orders. You just go and do it.

But wait till you see the little beast restored. I took ZVIZ completely apart, had the frame sand blasted and powder coated, tank and side panels re-painted, fenders & stuff re-chromed, engine polished and clear powder coated, bought new mufflers etc etc. Should be ready soon to ride in a parade. When the Queen comes to visit our bushes, and similar events... ;)

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Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:08 am
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hey JABLONSKY, quick question. which is faster, the suzuki 400 or a vulcan 500? just curious.


Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:42 am
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Theoretically suzuki GSX 400 L has a top speed abt 140 km/h (78 mph) and I think I've reached somewhere around 130 km/h (80 mph). Pretty decent for an oldtimer.

Vulcan 500 should have a top speed abt 170 km/h (105 mph) and I really have no idea what was the max I've reached with Magnus. The other day I went for a ride and my wife was following me with her car on a highway. My speedometer showed max 140 km/h (86 mph) while the one in the car showed 155 km/h (96 mph) and there was still some accelerator left.
Not that it matters, but I tend to belive more the car's speedo. It has been proven quite accurate on several occasions. Anyway, the question of top speed is rather irrelevant for me, being a lazy old fart with no racing ambitions whatsoever ;)

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Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:56 pm
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Bikes I've owned: Early 1970's Honda Trail 70 (either a 1970,or 71 I think) , 2005 Suzuki GZ250, and 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 500. Now if you want to go with the legal definition of "bike" I also had a Raleigh Chopper MK-1
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Here is a shot of it after I "restored" it to as close to original condition as I could, except I changed the color from the original orange to Ford Mustang Metallic Blue.

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I received this bike as a birthday present around 1971 and it was still in the attic of a storage shed at my parents house a few years ago, so I decided to get it down and put it back in running order.


Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:22 am
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Jablonsky wrote:
Theoretically suzuki GSX 400 L has a top speed abt 140 km/h (78 mph)...


Obviously, it is 87 mph and not 78.

Burkbuilds, sharp looking chopper! 8-)
Here's a pic of my bicycle. Belonged to one of my daughters until she grew too tall. Then daddy Jablonsky made some modifications and uses it since. Great thing nobody wants to steal this bicycle, it's too ugly :)

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Here is wild Jablonsky in the saddle of a 350 cc Matchless (belonged to my uncle) back in '59:

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My former Suzy GSX 1200. Rode her between 2001 and 2007 to Greece, Spain, etc...etc... Great bike, abt 100 HP. I guess at least half of them were having a siesta when I was riding. :oops:

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Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:35 am
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Jablonsky, I love the picture of you on your uncle's bike, great shot.


Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:14 pm
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My first bike is my current 2006 Vulcan 500 which I bought new in May 2007. I have almost 18,000 miles on it and still love it. Bought the wife a Virago 250 for openers and quickly moved her over to a 2005 V-Star 650. If I get another bike I'm thinking of a Sport Tourer.

Here they are. I've since added a new windshield and a tach (pics following the first pic)

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2006 Vulcan 500

Kuryakyan Foot Peg Extenders and Pegs
Memphis Shades Alley Cat Windshield
Saddlemen Large Slant Saddlebags
Powersports Mini-Tachometer
Kawasaki Luggage Rack
Kuryakyan Iso-Grips
Airhawk cushion
Marlin's Clock


Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:41 am
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Hey, very nice, your bike looks great, you obviously take excellent care of it.


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